Manchester, UK

Manchester is an exciting, diverse and progressive city where everybody is welcome. Situated in the North-west of England and often dubbed the ‘capital of the North’, Manchester is known across the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, and for its proud history in science, politics, music, arts, and sport.

Bursting with character, Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique and eclectic restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries, and places to stay. Its famous waterways and contrasting architecture, from classical Gothic buildings to modern skyscrapers, make it an ideal city to explore on foot or by bike.

Just a 2 hour train journey from London, Manchester is also surrounded by the beautiful countryside in the Lake District, the Peak District and North Wales, and provides easy access to other cosmopolitan cities like Liverpool, Leeds and York.

Manchester’s rich history of innovation, iconic music scene and passionate community of artists and music enthusiasts make it an ideal host for this milestone 30th edition. For WOMEX 24, Piranha Arts will join forces with Manchester Music City as the local partner.

Check out the official tourism site of Greater Manchester to find out more about the host city.

Getting There and Around  Where to stay 

Venues of WOMEX 24

Hosts: Horizons Stage

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Albert Hall
27 Peter Street, M2 5QR

Hosts: Warehouse Stage A, Warehouse Stage B; offWOMEX Stage; WOMEX Awards

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Aviva Studios
Water Street, M3 4JQ

Hosts: Public Screenings

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2 Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN

Hosts: Radio Studio

    Low Four
    Unit I,J & K Deansgate Mews
    255 Deansgate, Manchester
    M3 4EN

    Hosts: Daytime Venue; Daycase Stage; Theatre Stage

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    Manchester Central
    Windmill Street Petersfield, M2 3GX

    Hosts: WOMEX Opening

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    The Bridgewater Hall
    Lower Mosley Street, M2 3WS

    Hosts: WOMEX Club Summit

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    O2 Ritz Manchester
    Whitworth Street West, M1 5NQ